Wines for the wee beastie: what to drink with haggis
Burns Night is upon us once again, and with it that eternal question – what to drink with haggis? Speaking largely from experience, whisky often leads to ruin far too early. While beer can make a fun substitute, the Haggis offers a chance to explore our cellar for one attractive option or other.
Here's our wine director, Tom Harrow, with his recommendations:
"The best match for the always flavoursome, sometimes rich, and often spiced, wee Beastie is a wine with plenty of lively fruit, a certain amount of spice and creamy ripeness"
Three Wines Guaranteed to Please the Lassies and Laddies
2009 Marqués de Campo Nuble Crianza, Rioja £16.30 per bottle/£97.80 case of 6.
"An earthy sweetness and meaty richness around a core of clean, fresh fruit. An excellent introduction to the Nuble wines where fruit is king."
2013 Cousiño-Macul Chardonnay, Chile £10.10 per bottle/£121.20 case of 12.
"Classic Chilean Chard laced with citrus verve and creamy freshness, which will complement the Haggis well – French style Chardonnay from the Maipo Valley."
2011 Brownstone Zinfandel, California £11.10 per bottle/£133.20 case of 12.
"A good deal of bottle age with sweet red fruit packing a pepper hit on the finish – not the usual Californian bruiser one expects at all and a great experience."
Published on: January 20, 2015